The Sociological Domain

This domain looks at how the environment around you impacts your mental health.  Here we look at things like gender and sexuality, age, location, occupation, education, race and socioeconomic status. 

What the Research Says

Women living in lower socioeconomic areas are 60% more likely to have anxiety than women living in high socioeconomic areas (The Conversation).

This Norwegian research looked at education and suggested that, “Higher educational level seems to have a protective effect against anxiety and depression, which accumulates throughout life.”